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norma lewless (#47902620)
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Bio Photo I have been working on my family history for 25 years. All of my ancestors are of German descent. The majority settled in Saginaw, Sebewaing and Scio Township, Michigan, even though there are family members scattered throughout the world. Genealogy is a never ending journey. That's what makes it so exciting! IT'S ALL IN THE JOURNEY!
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Adana Thompson Adams
Otto Stuefer
Is this your family??
Added by Adana Thompson Adams on Aug 19, 2017 11:46 AM
Darrell Wedding
Darrell Weddings family

I am amazed at the amount of information you've gathered about the Wedding family. I remember a 6 page letter you wrote to my mother in Phoenix back in the early 80s asking about her brothers and sisters. I remember the letter had listed her brothers and sisters. Asked her if she had replied to you and she mentioned she could not find your misplaced letter. It bother me for many years then all the sudden here you are....amazing!

Thanks, Darrell Wedding
Added by Darrell Wedding on Aug 17, 2017 11:15 PM
Schurg Boyle
RE: Weddig family photos
I think I lost my last email
I have the same pictures that Shirley had. I have some good ones of Pete and some child good pictures of him with aunt alma and aunt Leona
Added by Schurg Boyle on Aug 09, 2017 11:35 AM
Debbie Gray
RE: Pfeifle photos
You are very welcome!
Debbie Gray
Added by Debbie Gray on Aug 05, 2017 8:30 AM
Fort Plank Historian Ken D. Johnson
RE: Pvt Philip Stoeuts
Both spellings are correct, believe it or not. There was no standardized spelling until well into the 19th Century. Priest, ministers, judges, etc spelled names the way they heard them pronounced and that is why my Colonial Cramer Ancestors appear in various 18th Century records with at least 10 different spellings including the first letter being given as "C", "K", or "G".
Added by Fort Plank Historian Ken ... on Jul 28, 2017 10:02 PM
Patricia Zimmer
RE: Patricia Discher
You're very welcome.
Added by Patricia Zimmer on Jun 18, 2017 5:14 PM
Christina (Daniel) Strevel
RE: 156269896
I deleted the memorial for Joachim, but I was not the creator of the one for his wife. So I can't delete it. Have a great day.
Added by Christina (Daniel) Streve... on May 10, 2017 8:38 PM
Linda Bouley
RE: Oakes

When you refer to "birth in LC" on your Find A Grave monuments census information, LC means Lower Canada,which is why I think the first few Oakes were born in Quebec. You will see this in the various census record,s LC or UC (still trying to forward what I have of those to you) & it means that the person was born in LC=Lower Canada/Quebec or UC=Upper Canada/Ontario.

It is described here:

Added by Linda Bouley on May 07, 2017 12:26 PM
Linda Bouley
RE: Oakes/Leduc
What is your source for Hastings births? It was a pretty backwater place...basically a glorified lumber camp in the somewhere the was not school at first & too far for the children to walk there. I got some birth & marriage records in Our Lady of Mt Carmel records - Marie, of course, was Catholic, but Edward was also baptized at birth as a Catholic - it was the only way to record/legitimize a birth in Quebec at the time. Likely he was not brought up that way by his Church of England parents.

I read in a Ontario census where Philomene was listed as the last child born in Lower Canada, but of course census info was very sloppy back then...sometimes the census taker just asked the neighbors. I may go back and reexamine this family in the 1841 census if that's possible.

I will send out your PDFs immediately by the email you have listed here.

Added by Linda Bouley on May 05, 2017 10:04 AM
Linda Bouley
RE: Philomene Oakes LeDuc
Thank you for all that information. I've heard of the book - is that a fictional character or based on Antoine born 1645 in France?

Re: the write-up, I'm descended from Antoine (1645)'s son Pierre, so not a lot of info there. Not sure about Antoine (1645's final years I have death before 2/29/1688 in LaParade, PQ.

I will email you PDF file of LeDucs starting with Antoine (1645)'s father & one for Oakes starting with Forrest Oakes (Hudson Fur Trader) father in England. that should give you some additional dates. It's a work in progress, so not perfect, but I've tried to note where I have questions. One prise would be fore me to find Philomene Oaks birth & death records...after many years, no luck. It took me 13 years to find my grear grandmother's birth registry, partly because she always told my mother she was born in Marieville, PQ, I finally located her in St. Brigide/IBerville. Oakes info is sketchy in Ontario where they moved about 1842 I think to work in lumbering in a very remote area.

I was able to prove John Meticamus Oakes was a well-known silversmith through a statement to that effect in the Drouin Record of his son
Edward's (My ancester b. 1805) birth registry. It also show that godfather was Michael Roy another well-know silversmith of the era.

Two questions: How do I get to this Virtual Cemetery? & How are you connected...Oakes or LeDuc?

Thanks for responding
Added by Linda Bouley on Apr 14, 2017 12:17 PM
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